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Loving Those Old Cars

Just lately, this writer has taken an awakening interest in old cars. Not classics necessarily, although they could be; just cars from a few years ago in the days when car advertising wasn’t quite so silly and trivial. Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Cracked Alloy Wheels

Wheel strength – big wheels, run flats, checking, fixing and even buying online:

Used alloy wheels

Alloy wheels used to be something of a luxury but they are almost the norm on all but the most basic models on the market. Even base models are coming with alloys and very little else because people value them over interior gadgets. Continue reading

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Introducing The Outstanding Steeda Mustang

Just when you thought that the latest Ford Mustang could not get any better, it does! There would be no point in this post otherwise. The good news is that Steeda, the world’s largest privately-owned Ford performance-based specialist, has unveiled its first turnkey (i.e. ‘Ready To Go’) V8 Mustang for the European Market. Derived from the regular 5.0 V8 model, the Q500 Enforcer, part of Steeda’s SSV range of tuned Fords, is a practical and usable sports car that offers noticeable improvements in performance, chassis design and styling over the standard Mustang. Continue reading

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Three Mazda Cars Outside Tetbury Gloucestershire

Near a small town nestling in the Cotswolds an event took place late last year that was to establish the brand Mazda firmly on my list that is headed, ‘Really Good Cars’. DriveWrite tried three, all with different niches in mind and they all stood tall. Continue reading

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A Picture Of Modern Cars

On my bookcases there are many tomes and magazines dedicated to photography. They picture both history and the future. From time to time I browse these books for photographic inspiration and I am sometimes struck by how much we continue to revere the image makers of old. Continue reading

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Exciting New Bi-Turbo Touring From Alpina

In a world …of squat, bland crossovers a big tourer stands out like a sleek athlete in a burger bar. It certainly seems clear to me that my preference and fondness for big, fast estate cars shows no sign of abating. Good. Let’s hope it stays that way and that Alpina continue doing their good works for the benefit of motoring mankind. Continue reading

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Impressions Of The SEAT Ateca

I sometimes grumble about the automotive crossover sector. You may have noticed. The SEAT Ateca, the subject of today’s review, won a ‘Crossover of the Year’ award in 2017 but, in my view, to call it a ‘crossover’ does it a disservice. It’s better than that. I rate it as a proper SUV, especially as featured here with all-wheel drive (optional). In fact, last year the car garnered 53 distinctions overall; that’s the true seal of approval. In short, it’s a hit. Continue reading

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The Railway Network Eats Itself

Despite being a car driver first and foremost, I would from time to time like to use our railway network. The idea that I could travel a long distance, arrive refreshed and hire at car at the destination appeals to me, especially with our rotten, crowded roads. Sadly, there are too many reasons why I don’t. I’ll take the car every time. Continue reading

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Is There Still A Reason For Owning An SUV?

When the concept of the Sports Utility Vehicle, or SUV as they have become known, was first introduced it implied a certain off-road ruggedness. With four-wheel drive they seemed to suggest the pursuit of The Great Outdoors. Continue reading

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List of Low Emission Petrol Cars for 2018

Are you looking to buy a new fuel-efficient car but are also concerned about its effects on the environment? Then low emission cars are meant for you! But let’s first understand the meaning of a low emission vehicle. Continue reading